I was exited to have the energy last night to do some doodling. It occured to me the other night, after I had told my husband that I might just quit art altogether and go into something simple like being a receptionist or a secretary, once Finch is in school. I do so love filing and getting offices in order ( I am not joking at all there!) and he, horrified, said I mustn't quit! ( thanks babe) So it occured to me that IT IS ALL THERE. All the ideas are still in my head, all the images and ideas I liked as a kid, still turn me on. The colours, patterns, themes and objects. I still like birds and tea cups and clouds and cakes. So along came some ideas for drawings I wanted to try that have a lot of layering similar to what I like to do with watercolours. I like what came out!
Here is a little painting I did for my friend Chandi to announce her return to work after Mat leave. It goes with the other images she commissioned earlier on. I had fun adding layers of pattern and colours here too. Photoshop's nice because you don't have to wait for the paint to dry!
Okay now to get the lunch on and turn off my best friend, the TV!